We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Ceylinco Life Insurance Limited, (‘the Company’), and the consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiary (‘Group’), which comprise the statement of financial position as at 31 December 2016, and the statement of comprehensive income, statement of changes in equity and, cash flow statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
The Board of Directors (‘Board’) is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view in accordance with Sri Lanka Accounting Standards, and for such internal controls as Board determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Sri Lanka Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors’ judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by Board, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the financial position of the Group as at 31 December 2016, and of its financial performance and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Sri Lanka Accounting Standards.
As required by Section 163 (2) of the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007, we state the following:
As required by Section 47 (2) of the Regulation of Insurance Industry Act, No. 43 of 2000, as far as appears from our examination, the accounting records of the Company have been maintained in the manner required by the rules issued by the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka, so as to clearly indicate the true and fair view of the financial position of the Company.
23 February 2017